Simon published another article on First Reference Blog. The article entitled “OLRB rules that sleeping on the job does not constitute ‘intentional misconduct’ under ESA”, explores a recent decision from the Ontario Labour Relations Board that found that an employee’s repeated sleeping on the job did not disentitle him to statutory termination pay under the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000. A copy of the article can be found here.
Simon published another article on First Reference Blog. The article entitled “Employee Termination Deemed Reprisal” which explored the prohibition against terminating or reprising against employees who exercise their right to refuse unsafe work under the provisions of the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act. In the article Simon considers the recent decision of Podobnik v….
Simon published another article on First Reference Blog entitled “What are the “exceptions” to the equal pay provisions of the Employment Standards Act”. In this article, Simon reviewed amendments to the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000 brought about by Bill 148 to include an obligation for “equal pay for equal work” irrespective of an individual’s…
Simon published another article on First Reference Blogs on a recent Ontario Human Rights Tribunal decision on Workplace Sexual Harassment. A copy of the article can be found here.
Simon made a Co-Presentation with Dr. Massarella to the Peel chapter of the HRPA on Gender Neutrality – Bill 33 Toby’s Law.
Simon Published another article entitled “Motion for summary judgement raises questions about efficiency of pre-trial resolution” on First Reference Blog. This case explored the common issue of assessing an employee’s common law notice period at the termination of employment and the efficiencies involved in settling the matter through voluntary negotiations or pursuing the matter by…
Simon was interviewed by National Public Radio (“NPR”) in the United States for a National Radio Segment on Uber Drivers and whether they could be considered employees, dependent contractors or employees. A link to this radio segment that was broadcast on NPR’s national morning news can be found here.